The National Archives may get its own collection of 2Pac records.
No, not the rapper’s discs, but any and all government records “relevant to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur,” according to a bill being floated in Congress by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.).
Shakur, whose sociopolitical lyrics and gangsta image made him one of rap’s most popular artists, was fatally shot in Las Vegas in 1996. The crime has never been solved, and rumors continue to swirl about the possible involvement of police and government agencies.
“His family and his family of fans have the right to know what happened on that fateful night,” McKinney said recently in a statement. “The public has the right to know because he was a well-known figure. There is intense public interest in the life and death of Tupac Shakur.”
McKinney’s bill is modeled on the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The records would be stored in the National Archives, with copies at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, an organization founded by the rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur, in Stone Mountain, Ga.
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